Faulkner University

Academic Appeal

Time frame: Any academic appeal pertaining to a course, directed study seminar, or comprehensive exam must be made in writing within 30 days of the completion of the module in question.


If a student has reason to question the decision of an instructor with regard to course content or to a grade received, there is due process which a student should follow:

  1. The appeal is first made to the instructor of the course.
  2. If the student has further concerns, he/she may appeal to the BBA Academic Program Director. The BBA Academic Director will investigate the student's concerns and respond.
  3. If an appeal is made, the BBA Academic Program Director will forward the appeal to the appropriate committee and provide the student with a copy of the final decision.

The BBA Academic Review Committee is comprised of the Director/ Chair of the BBA department, the Director/ Chair of the B.S. in MHR department, the Director/ Chair of the M.S. in Management department, the Associate Dean of the College of Business, and the Dean of the College of Business & Executive Education. Please be informed that the Committee comprises the final body of academic appeal in the College of Business & Executive Education.

The primary role of the BBA Academic Review Committee is to work with operational issues such as grades, conduct, comprehensive exams, and special situations. The Committee deals with plagiarism and/ or complicity though it is not limited to such.

If any of the individuals in the committee happen to be the instructor who has awarded the grade being appealed, he or she will be replaced in that committee by another credentialed faculty member while the appeal is being addressed.

Time frame for response/ resolution for academic appeals: The process described above generally takes 4 weeks which includes convening the appropriate committee.

Students not following the proper protocol of discussing matters with the Dean of the College of Business and, as necessary, the Academic Vice President, will be deemed as not abiding by the guidelines of their academic program at Faulkner University. Students contacting any other external (outside of Faulkner University) person, agency, or institution will also be deemed to be in noncompliance with the guidelines of their academic program at Faulkner University. Action taken may include, but not be limited to, withdrawal from the program, dismissal, probation, suspension, or any other action as deemed necessary by the administration of Faulkner University.

 

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